So I think I’m going to start to do more of a large roundup type post to share my eat and workouts with you and fit a What I Ate Wednesday in there every so often. There’s no particular reason I’m doing this other than I want to show you more than one day of eats! A compilation of a bunch of good stuff is way better than one day of ‘meh’ eats, IMO. And usually my eats are pretty standard. I thought it was time for a little switch up!
I still can’t get enough of my Copycat Powerhouse Salad. I made it for like three or four of my lunches last week! The salad below was made out of desperation for goat cheese, though – I altered my recipe a bit because we were out of apples and mushrooms, so I used beets and sweet potatoes instead!
Before Kaitlyn left for her killer internship last week, we met up at OTB Bicycle Café. It’s this little dive bar looking restaurant that is actually awesome. I had a salad to start. Tell me those greens aren’t perfect?!
I followed my salad with a peanut butter and bacon burger. Yes, you read that correctly. Peanut butter. Bacon. On a burger. Pure heaven. I tried this burger for the first time last summer, and I needed to share its perfection with Kaitlyn!
My dad and I randomly bought two eggplants last week, so I made Italian eggplant boats with a bunch of random things inside. I believe I added no salt diced tomatoes, kale, a little pasta sauce, ground turkey and mozzarella cheese. I had some for leftovers later in the week!
Saturday evening I went to Hofbräuhaus with some friends from work. I was persuaded by their dinner choices and ordered the same for myself: ham and cheese on a pretzel bun. The sandwich was a little too heavy for my taste, but the pretzel bun was out of this world. We stayed til really late, but I DD’d, so I only had a drink with dinner.
I was really craving my make your own cereal for breakfast yesterday morning, so I whipped up a batch of that. It’s so quick and easy to throw together in the morning, so I was able to eat a good breakfast before my earlier doctor’s appointment (more on that below).
On Sunday, Cassie, Erin and I went hiking in the Laurel Highlands at Ohiopyle. It’s a beautiful park and little town, but since Cassie and I are health freaks we managed to find the one place that had healthy food for lunch. It was a little cafe, and the three of us ordered “burritos” but had them served on a bed of greens. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but it did the trick.
Like I said, I went on a day trip to Ohiopyle with Cassie and Erin the other day. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the picture I posted of the three of us.
In all, we walked about 8 or 9 miles, which I was really happy about. Plus, you can’t beat the views! I want to go back soon to hike to this spot in particular. We had to drive to it because we went on the wrong trail first. #classic #cantreadmaps
In other fitness news, I finally had my appointment about my knee. If you remember, it started hurting me way back in September. I procrastinated going to get it checked out, which might have been a mistake, but I truly thought that I could heal it with rest. Well, 9 months later, it still hurts. I could have had a baby in all the time I haven’t been consistently running. Lol not really.
I wasn’t surprised to learn that I have Runner’s Knee, or more specifically Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). The physician is having me take anti-inflammatories for about a month since rest didn’t help, and if my running isn’t back to normal after that I will go to physical therapy as well.
In the meantime, I’m still doing my usual: HIIT workouts, weights, treadmill incline walking, and hot yoga. In fact, I’m going to yoga early this morning! Yay.
Questions of the Day:
>> Ever go hiking? What’s your favorite national/state park? I hope to see some parks out west in the next few years!
>> Have any experience with Runner’s Knee? Womp. I feel for you.
>> Tell me something you ate last week!